Kim Tedesco, age 50, of Hays, Kansas was surrounded by loved ones at Hays Medical Center when she passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from complications related to pneumonia.

She was born February 3, 1968, in Quinter, Kansas to Robert Coberly and Terry (Rymph) Tedesco.

Kim split her time between Hays and Tucson, Arizona but was passionate about the arts everywhere she traveled. A free spirit who loved a good philosophical debate, Kim was also an avid listener of public radio, a talented chef, a dedicated painter, and an animal lover with a sense of humor. She named her cat after legendary artist, Frida Kahlo and her dog after fashion icon, Coco Chanel. To those who knew and loved Kim, she was ‘perfectly imperfect.’ A complicated, wonderful, human masterpiece.

Survivors include her mother, Terry Tedesco, Phoenix, AZ; her father, Robert Coberly, Hays, KS; one brother, Kurt Tedesco, Tucson, AZ; three sisters, Kristi Tedesco, Tucson, AZ; Andrea Turnbull, Lucas, KS; Bailey Nelson, Hays, KS, her grandmother, Joanne Rymph, Hays, KS; her cat, Frida and her dog, Coco.

Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Kim’s family suggests donations be made to the Hays Arts Council or The Humane Society of the High Plains.

“Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.” ~Frida Kahlo

Services are entrusted to Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601.

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